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October 17 & 18 Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

SDN Opportunities and Challenges in Content Providers, Public Cloud Operators, and Telcos

Natarajan Subu SubrahmanyanJohn ConsidineNajam AhmadShamim Akhtar


Subu Subrahmanyan, The Juda Group

John Considine, Verizon Terremark

Najam Ahmad, Facebook

Shamim Akhtar, Comcast

Session Description:  The first implementers of Software-Defined Networking have been hyperscale Content Providers, Public Cloud Operators and Service Providers as their unprecedented scale have created the most pressing networking challenges.  As early adopters, Cloud Providers such as Terremark, Service Providers like Comcast, and Content Providers like Facebook are working through SDN impediments such as technology maturity, staffing, and troubleshooting. In this session Subu Subrahmanyan of the Juda Group will moderate a panel of the largest and most influential cloud, service, and content providers to share their SDN/NFV experiences with a focus on opportunities and challenges created by SDN for their specific use cases, providing best practices that Enterprise IT architects, designers, and business leaders can put to work in their SDN implementations.